Book of Proof. (5 reviews). Richard Hammack, Virginia Commonwealth University . Pub Date: ISBN Publisher: Independent. Proofs in Calculus. § and. § used in some e x ercises. Ignore them if. Chap ter. 3 is omitted. § used in tw o e x ercises. Richard Hammack. Book of. Book of Proof has ratings and 11 reviews. David said: Playing with Numbers22 June – Sydney Well, what do you know, a university textbook that.

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Richard Hammack is clearly an adept teacher; he masterfully structured this book with a range of student exposure to the material in-mind. But bc it is free I don’t feel that pressure. Then again, if Cantor had read his history, he would have known all about this because everything somebody attempting to break the mold and introduce something a little different, there would be a huge reaction.

Click here for links to ancillary materials for Book of Proof. Relevance and longevity are not issue. I am deviating a bit this semester from the given order, but the book makes this easily doable, and it is still well organized even with the order mixed up a bit.

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Two things stand out about Book of Proofcompared not only to other free books, but compared to any other books for a “proofs” or “transitions” course: Jet rated it really liked prooc Oct 01, The fundamentals of set theory, logic, and counting techniques are covered in chapter I. This book is an introduction to the language and standard hammack methods of mathematics.

Is this feature helpful? The text is not culturally insensitive or offensive in any way. On page 47, after the section on statements and truth of statements, there is an exercise to determine if a sentence is hwmmack statement, and if it is, determine if that statement is true. Feb 06, David Molnar rated it it was amazing.


I can confidently recommend this book to autodidacts. The interface was fine.

In the long run, the text might benefit from a mathjax-designed interface like that of, say, Judson’s “Abstract Algebra. My email address is on my home page.

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The students are all prospective middle and high school teachers, and the main goals are to prepare them for upper level mathematics courses involving proofs, and to give them a The content does not claim any comprehensiveness, nonetheless the hammzck leaves almost nothing to be desired.

Hats off to Dr. In fact when I did Law you could be assured that the yearly book bill would run into the hundreds of dollars. Luis Cota rated it really liked it Jul 17, See and discover other items: This book is by far one of the best, if not, the best introduction to mathematical reasoning.

This is clearly the right book for home use. I also wish critical exercises to understanding bj should be done were starred or something. I’ve lately taken an interest in various types of algebras, but I realized I didn’t have the theoretical background.

It is ideal for the many American undergraduates who come to college with little or no experience with proof or formal reasoning and need to be brought up to speed quickly in order to succeed in upper-level mathematics courses.

Each chapter further has a number of sections typically which make it easy to follow the book’s progression and to find relevant topics. I contend that these are very significant things, and that they are sufficient for anyone teaching a course of this prof to consider adopting this text. Hammack’s website, but I bought the physical copy.


Like seriously, more than one! No trivia or quizzes yet. Book Description This book is an introduction to the language and standard proof methods of mathematics.

Book of Proof by Richard Hammack

Also, mathematical induction could be covered before other proof techniques. More on Proof Chapter 4: The examples used are from mathematics and largely devoid of references to any particular culture or background. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Every chapter has its subchapters and exercises after each subchapter. Read reviews that mention easy to understand proof techniques discrete mathematics odd numbered easy read computer science available for free high school well written online for free almost nothing numbered problems solutions for odd recommend this book writing proofs discrete math exercises good free online like this book good examples.

So, once you had thought you pretty much had a good grasp on anything and everything mathematical you suddenly land up at your first day at uni only to discover that the maths you thought you know has become incredibly insane.